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Crystal of the Week – Citrine October 1, 2009

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Self confidence, focus and business success are not always easy things to maintain.  Which is why it’s wonderful to have a stone like Citrine around that can bolster these aspects of your life!  This beautiful gemstone corresponds to the Solar Plexus chakra and ranges in color from bright yellow, to yellow-brown, to almost clear. 

I’ve found that citrine is an almost “self-clearing” stone; meaning that it does not retain negative energy as much as other stones, and doesn’t require cleansing as often. (It is still a good idea to clear out the stone occasionally.)

 Since it is a stone that helps memory and focus, citrine is an excellent stone for students to use.  Place a piece on your desk or take it with you when you are studying.  I would sometimes take a small piece of citrine (and another gemstone, fluorite) into exams with me and hold them when I felt “stuck” on an answer. 

 Citrine is also wonderful to have with you during job interviews or in any social situation.  Something that I have had success with is a citrine necklace!  You may be thinking….”But she just said citrine corresponds to the Solar Plexus chakra.  Why would you wear a citrine necklace where it will be working with the Throat Chakra?”  Well, since citrine promotes confidence and personal power, wearing it by your throat helps you speak confidently and with authority.  I’m sure mixing the necklace with blue stones such as lapis would create an even stronger effect!

 This gemstone is also believed to bring good luck and good fortune (especially in business ventures).  It gives off such positive and happy energy that I’ve found it can help bring new friends into your life.  Or, strengthen friendships that you already have.

 A very dear friend of mine got me a piece of citrine about two weeks ago and I have been meditating with it every night.  Since this piece of citrine was a gift, I feel like it’s properties are even stronger because the stone was given out of loving friendship.  The effects are wonderful!  I’m taking better care of myself (taking more time to dress nicely, eat better, and spend time with friends).  Even when I’m very sleepy and can’t do a focused meditation, I take just a minute to lay down with the citrine placed on the very center of my Solar Plexus chakra.  Every time I use it I can feel the citrine powerfully clear out and strengthen my chakra. 

 It really is a multi-layered stone so I’m sure you can find a way to use citrine in your life!


Properties:  Confidence, Personal power, Studying, Success, Good Luck, Good Fortune


Crystal of the Week – Hemimorphite September 15, 2009

Keywords: Listening, Self Confidence, Inner Guidance, Ascended Masters/Spirit Guides, Balance, Energy Assimilation

Hemimorphite is a stone that I have been working with for a relatively short period of time.   One of my friends sent me earrings made of the stone last year for my birthday.  I had never heard of it before!  It’s a light blue stone that looks similar to pale pieces of turquoise.  I love that my first pieces of hemimorphite came set in earrings because they helped me be quiet and listen.  Blue stones are always great for communication.   Since your Throat Chakra is blue energy, blue stones help aid in balancing and strengthening the chakra.  But sometimes it becomes so easy to communicate yourself to other people by talking and talking, that we forget to listen.   I know it’s something that I have to remind myself of.  So having hemimorphite close to my ears helps me maintain the communication balance by listening more.

I’ve also found that it helps me listen to my inner guidance, and assists in getting clear messages from my Angels, Spirit Guides, and other helpful beings such as Ascended Masters.  I think this is because of hemimorphite’s very high energetic vibration.  It is beneficial to the Crown Chakra and can help the user gently assimilate higher energies.  It is a good idea to use hemimorphite often, as it will aide you in opening and maintaining channels of communication with your Guides.  Another aspect of this is it’s ability to help you “open” and focus while meditating.

An exercise that I find to be very soothing is to lay down comfortably and place a piece of hemimorphite on my heart chakra. I close my eyes and let my thoughts wander.  Sometimes I ask questions about things going on in my life, and then I just drift along and don’t push for answers.  I’ve found that hemimorphite helps link the Heart and Mind, so that you create or find solutions to problems that are in accordance with both.   As a message on a Yogi Tea bag reads: “The head must bow to the heart.”   I really like that quote and I feel like hemimorphite can help establish that.

In addition, this exercise boosts my self confidence and strengthens my faith in myself.   I feel energized and renewed when I work with hemimorphite.